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Archive for August, 2010

ICE Tactical Introduces Firestorm Line

Friday, August 27th, 2010

ICE Tactical introduces the first of their new Firestorm line. It is a FR Short Sleeve T-Shirt Made from 65% Mod-acrylic, 25% FR Rayon, and 5% Spandex. It also features a permanent wicking treatment for warm weather comfort. This product is Berry Compliant and is offered in Coyote.

Air Force to Adopt OCP?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

According to a recent press release from the Office of the Secretary of the Air Force, this may very well be the case.

“We are committed to equipping Airmen with the most advanced capabilities available at the earliest time possible,” Air Force officials said Aug. 24. “Based on feedback from Airmen, we believe the Operation Enduring Freedom Camouflage Pattern (OCP) provides advanced protection to servicemembers while operating outside the wire in Afghanistan. Army (officials), while beginning an aggressive fielding schedule, (are) working with Air Force (officials) to support developing a long-term joint fielding strategy later this year.”

This is great news for Afghanistan-bound Airmen. Maybe the Air Force will just say what the heck and issue all deploying Airmen MultiCam clothing and equipment.

Having Trouble Doing PT While Deployed?

Friday, August 27th, 2010

This question comes up a LOT so we turned to Paul Roarke, author of “Corps Strength“. He presented us with some great information on staying fit even when on the road.

Many times when I am traveling overseas its hard to find a place to PT, especially to run or finding a decent gym. I have a simple movement that I call the “Truth-Teller” as it will quickly tell you what level of condition your in (or not in). Its simple and can be done with almost any object that is 30-50lbs in weight and you can lift safely with just your hands, ie a kettle bell, dumbbell, ammo can filled with rocks or sand. A big water jug, a large rock, log, sandbag, small tire, etc, etc. I have used all of those items over the years. They all work.

1) Assume a balanced stance with the object between your legs.
2) Squat down (ass below your knees, back straight, head up) grab the object and stand up.
3) “Curl” the object to your shoulders.
4) Press it overhead.
5) Reverse the order back to the ground for 1 rep.

Do as many as you can for a set, and do as many sets as you have the time and energy for. I have done this for 10 sets of 10 reps with a 40lb+ rock. Trust me this will get you breathing like a freight train in short order. Don’t “Clean” the object to your shoulders or overhead in one movement. Make a distinct stop between each part of the movement to make it harder.

To make these a real ball buster, do these with a set of push-ups, pull-ups or crunches in between and keep your rest time to a minimum. This works almost every muscle in your body as well as your heart and lungs.

Try it.

Benchmade Hook Knife

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Based on a need for a safety hook that would facilitate the remote removal of hazardous items like a S-Vest, or to remotely open a suspicious item such as an IED within a backpack, Zero Point turned to Benchmade. They created the specialized hook knife below. As you can see, it is unlike any other hook knife on the market. Its long length allows it to be inserted into narrow openings and the ridges along to back assist with grip and indexing. Since its inception Zero Point has included this tool in most of their kits.

While the knife was initially intended as an EOD tool, it has recently been released for general sales and adopted by LE, medical professionals, and sports medicine due to its unique size and design. If you are looking for a hook knife that does more than just cut cord and webbing, then this is the one for you.

If you are looking for the best EOD kits out there, then check out Zero Point.

Ross Botha Joins Sage Ordnance Systems Group as Sales Manager

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

Sage Ordnance Systems Group announced this week the appointment of Ross Botha as Sales Manager for both Sage Control Ordnance, Inc. and Sage International, Ltd. Sage Ordnance Systems Group is well known for their Enhanced Battle Rifle (EBR) Chassis Stock System that is deployed by Army (M14EBR-RI), Navy (MK14 Mod0, MK14 Mod1), Air Force (MK14 Mod0), Marine (M39 EMR) and Coast Guard (M14 Mod0) units. Sage further manufactures an extensive range of 40mm, 37mm and 12GA less-lethal munitions and launchers. Their excellent SL-1, SL-6 and innovative Deuce double barrel over and under launchers are in use by countless agencies throughout the world.

Ross has been involved in the defense industry for well over 20 years with much of this time as Director of Training for a large defense related training provider in Southern Africa. After relocating to the United States, Ross was the law enforcement and military sales associate for a well-known U.S. ammunition manufacturer.

“My goal is to continue building Sage’s reputation as innovator, reliable supplier and superior manufacturer of products that keep Americans safe in a often very hostile world,” says Ross. “Our products are modular, we deliver when the customer demands specialized designs and we have a very capable and experienced team in place.”

As Sales Manager, Ross will lead a dedicated sales team. Included is a team of representatives, distributors and dealers ready to take care of your requirements.

Lube It Up Soldier

Thursday, August 26th, 2010

That’s the word from the Army’s PEO-Soldier who published an article earlier today instructing Soldiers to use generous lube on their weapons when operating in a desert environment. According to PEO-Sodlier, “Generously lubricated is defined as applying MIL SPEC CLP heavy enough so that it can be spread with a finger.”

It’s about time official word gets out on this. Unfortunately, garrison arms room inspection standards have too long been applied to weapons used in combat. Cars don’t run without oil and either do carbines. It’s too bad that so far the official word on lubrication only applies to desert environments.

Read the entire article here.

Tactical Concealment Updates Look

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

For years Tactical Concealment has been in the business of providing ghillie camouflage systems to military and police customers. They recently updated their website to make it easier to navigate but also to showcase their products for new customers.

Jim Erwin Joins Bulldog Equipment

Wednesday, August 25th, 2010

Bulldog Equipment, a leading manufacturer of tactical and assault gear announced today that it has named Jim Erwin to the position of Director of Sales. To continue to grow the Bulldog brand, Bulldog has brought on Erwin to aid in the expansion of Bulldog Equipment throughout the Military, Government, and Law Enforcement markets.

Erwin worked as an Operator in the Special Operations community for twelve years. After leaving Active Duty, Erwin spent seven years working in Bosnia, Irag, Israel, and Afghanistan as a Close Protection Specialist, protecting Ambassadors, Generals, and various State Department personnel.

“My goal here at Bulldog is to put my experience and knowledge from the various environments I’ve worked in over the years, and help build the best gear possible,” says Erwin. “The Bulldog product line is very flexible, and can meet any requirement to meet specific mission needs.”

As the Director of Sales, Erwin will travel to meet with current and potential customers, to show the value Bulldog gear can add to your team and your mission. If you have a requirement, do not hesitate to get in touch with Jim Erwin.

SSD is very excited about this announcement and Jim will be a great addition to the talented staff at Bulldog Equipment.